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AFTER DARK
V14 #3 (08-09/81) Marilyn Monroe foldout FC + 6 pages. Big 12 pg feature on classic Hollywood blondes. Jayne Mansfield has 2 pgs.
[>>FINE++ copy is NEW, unread @ 30.00, #MA-5004086] View It
[>>VG+ copy has a few minor spine stresses @ 15.00, #MA-5004086b] View It


AVANT GARDE
V2 (03/68, bi-monthly by Avant Garde Media, Inc. is a 10.5 x 11, square-bound, softcover book) Marilyn Monroe FC + 12-pg. portfolio of Bert Stern serigraphs in day-glo colors - Very cool!
[>>VG+ @ 40.00, #MA-5004975] View It
[>>BC a bit rough - corner trimmed, FC & Marilyn OK, VG @ 25.00, #MA-5004975b] View Front View Back
[>>Creases on FC, Good @ 15.00, #MA-5004975c] View It


CELEBRITY SKIN
V3 (1980) Marilyn Monroe FC + 7 pages. The cover photo was also used as the cover photo for GALLERY 9/87.
[>>Some minor stresses, bright & glossy - VG+ @ 40.00, #MA-5003800-A] View It
[>>Normal wear, spine a bit rough - GOOD @ 15.00, #MA-5003800-B] View It


ESCAPADE
V2 #3 (12/56) Marilyn Monroe 2-page color CF calendar
[>>Bright & glossy, tiny bump at top of spine - FINE+ @ 75.00, #MA-5000659-A] View It
[>>A bit of spine wear, few stresses - VG @ 40.00, #MA-5000659-B] View It
[>>Normal wear, 1" split at bottom of spine, small stain on BC - GOOD @ 25.00, #MA-5000659-C] View It


ESQUIRE
(07/53) Marilyn Monroe has a very nice 8-page feature w/ lots of pics and a short article by Bennett Cerf
[>>Book in nice shape, minor wear, nothing serious - VG+ @ 100.00, #MA-5005110]


FACT
V2 #3 (05-06/65) A 68 page squarebound softcover book. The 'Eros On Trial' issue has Marilyn Monroe on both covers + 2 pgs of pics from the Autumn, 1962 issue of EROS.
[>>Nice shape w/ clean white covers but a thin spot on BC - VG @ 15.00, #BK-5003106] View Back


FOREVER MARILYN
(1992) By Marie Cahill, 64 pgs., all photos with minimal text. Lots of nice full-page and color pix
[>>9 x 12 HARDCOVER Book from Smithmark Pubs.; VF,NM & DJ FINE+ @ 20.00, #BK-5005111] (View open!)


L.A. STYLE
(02/88) Marilyn Monroe FC + 20 pages of pix from mid-1950s in New York - most never before published!!
[>>Huge, 11 x 15 SOFTCOVER was stored in a box that was not tall enough with something on top of it. Although photo doesn't show it the book has been 'Compressed'. Good @ 15.00, #BK-5005112]


LIFE
(08/92) Marilyn Monroe tiny pic on FC + last interview - 7 pages with pix. Princess Diana FC + 7 page article.
[>>Magazine has a funny feel - like it sat in a mailbox during a rainstorm, but no water marks or staining. Also incomplete - missing pages 55-60. Marilyn Monroe & Diana features OK - Good @ 5.00, #MA-5005113]


MARILYN - A BIOGRAPHY
1973 By Norman Mailer, photos by 2 dozen photographers. Big 270 page book is loaded with photos - many full-page and color.
[>>9 1/2" x 11 HARDCOVER from Grosset & Dunlap. Book VF,NM; DJ has price clipped from corner of inside front flap and a bit of scuffing on spine - VG+ @ 30.00]


MARILYN
By Gloria Steinem, photos by George Barris. Nearly 200 pages; loaded with photos - many full-page and color.
[>>1986 - 9 1/2" x 11 1/2" HARDCOVER from Henry Holt Books. Book is new but has tiny bumps on bottom corners & DJ FINE @ 25.00, #BK-5005114] (View the inside!)
[>>11/87 - Oversize 9 X 11 SOFTCOVER from Plume Books. NEW @ cover price 14.95, #BK-5005115]


MARILYN MONROE CONFIDENTIAL
(Pocket Books, 1st Printing, 03/80) By Lena Pepitone and William Stadiem; 220+ pages including 16 pages of photos plus a 2 pg color foldout of famous calendar pose. Published in several versions - each with a different color FC and a different color photo on BC.
[>>Blue FC, VG has some normalwear a few small nicks @ 10.00, #BK-5005116-A]
[>>Purple FC, G,VG, normal wear, foldout missing @ 5.00, #BK-5005116-B]


MODERN MAN
V4 #9 (03/55) Marilyn Monroe extreme close-up FC + 5 page feature 'I Photographed Marilyn In The Nude' by Tom Kelley. Great article on Bugatti Autos.
[>>Clean crease on FC, minor wear, nice VG+ @ 150.00, #MA-5003800-A] View It
[>>Small date stamp on cover, VERY light water marks along right edge, no stuck or torn pages - GOOD @ 75.00, #MA-5003800-B] View It


MODERN MAN
V5 #12 (06/56) Marilyn Monroe FC + 2 pages; Anita Ekberg BC
[>>Bright & glossy - sharp VG+ @ 100.00, #MA-5003800-A] View It
[>>Some spine stresses and minor wear, nice - VG @ 75.00, #MA-5003800-B] View It


MONROE - HER LIFE IN PICTURES
1982 By James Spada; a Dolphin Book by Doubleday & Co., Inc. Over 200 pages - almost all pix with a 16-page section of gorgeous color pin-ups; OCP $14.95
[>>8.5 X 11 SOFTCOVER has some light spine wear - FINE @ 25.00, #BK-5004932] (View this book open, too!)


OF WOMEN AND THEIR ELEGANCE
1980 By Norman Mailer, photos by Milton H. Greene. Fictional autobiogrpahy of Marilyn. Nearly 300 pages with over 100 pages of photos (not all Marilyn).
[>>OVERSIZE (9 x 11 1/2) HARDCOVER from Simon & Schuster - Book VF,NM & DJ FINE @ 20.00, #BK-5005121]


PEOPLE WEEKLY
(08/16/99) Marilyn Monroe has 1/2 FC + 12-page feature article about her and the Christie's auction of her possessions. Loads of pix
[>>A bit of normal wear, very clean, has subscription lable on cover - VG+,Fine @ 15.00]


PICTURE WEEK
(10/14/85) Marilyn Monroe FC + 7-page article about her death and the Kennedy brothers. Lots of pix
[>>Like NEW - VF/NM @ 25.00, #MA-5005124]


3-D MOVIE MAGAZINE
V1 #2 (10/53, Three-D Magazines, Inc.) Debbie Reynolds has a color FC + article about. Marilyn Monroe has a full pg pin-up in 3-D, a very similar pic was
used on the covers of CELEBRITY SKIN #3 and GALLERY 9/87. Articles w/ pics about Marlon Brando, Robert Wagner & Rosemary Clooney. Loaded w/ Hollywood stars.
[>>Has original glasses - detached but present, Bright & glossy, a few minor spine stresses - VG+,F @ 75.00, #MA-5004486]


3-D STAR PIN-UPS
V1 #2 (02/54, Three-D Magazines, Inc.) Jane Powell color FC; Marilyn Monroe gorgeous color BC; Cleo Moore inside FC; one page each Mamie Van Doren, Anita Ekberg, Barbara Nichols, Abbe Lane, Elaine Stewart, Martine Carol, Gloria Pall and Terry Moore; much more.
[>>Glasses missing, Bright & glossy - FINE @ 100.00, #MA-5004487] (View the back, also!)


TRUE
(06/74) Marilyn Monroe small pic on FC + 10-page article about Marilyn and the Kennedy brothers by Earl Wilson with 4 pages of pix
[>>A bit of normal wear, very clean, has subscription lable on cover - VG @ 20.00, #MA-5005124]


ZOOM
V40 (1989) American Edition of the French magazine has great Marilyn Monroe FC + 9 pages of pix from her first photo shoot in 1946; also a really nice 11 pg feature on mutoscope cards.
[>>9 x 12 SOFTCOVER, Nearly New - VF- @ 25.00, #BK-5005125]


~ CALENDARS ~

1974 WALL CALENDAR
8 1/2 x 11 Size. Features 12 full-page portraits of Marilyn Monroe by top photographers, 8 color and 4 B&W plus commentary by Norman Mailer. Has envelope sleeve featuring color photos front and back.
[>>Calendar VF,NM & sleeve F+,VF @ 35.00, #CA-5005117] (View the Back)

1990 WALL CALENDAR
12 x 12 Size. Twelve full-page color photos
[>>Shrink-wrapped. The shrink-wrap shows some yellowing but the calendar is not affected - NEW @ 15.00, #CA-5005119] (View the Back)


~ MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTIBLES ~

MARILYN MONROE BALL POINT PEN
Cap of pen has a B&W photo of Marilyn and a facsimile signature. Gold lettering says 'The Estate of Marilyn Monroe' 'Blue Mono Pen Stars M. Monroe 13105 Philippines'
There are 2 pens each with a different photo View It
[>>Both pens as a set only @ 20.00]

MARILYN MONROE COLLECTOR CARDS PROMO PACKAGE
Issued in 1993 by The Private Collection - the same people who produced the January Edition of the Playboy Collector Card series.
Package consists of a 3 page, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" foldout brochure, View 1 View 2 a 1 sheet Price list View It and a set of 9 Prototype cards. One side of the booklet describes the
Marilyn Monroe cards, the other side describes the January set of Playboy cards. The back of the 1 sheet is blank. Prototype cards were issued in at least 3
different formats. The first has the wording 'Proto 2' thru 'Proto 5' in the upper right corner. The second has '100P' thru '102P' in the same corner in small
letters and the third has '102P' and '103P' in larger letters.View Front View Back
[>>Complete package as described @ 15.00]

MARILYN MONROE MINI SHOPPING BAG
1989 from Triangle Enterprises. Bag measures 4" across x 5" high and bears a very bright & glossy full color picture of Marilyn and a facsimile signature
in the upper right corner. Bag has handles of red cord View It
[>>About New @ 10.00]


MARILYN MONROE POCKET KNIFE
Three-inch knife with single blade has a 1-inch "Golden Dreams" replica on the handle; handle is clear-coated to prevent wear
[>>NEW @ 15.00]

MARILYN MONROE PLAYING CARDS
B & W Deck has beautiful close-up photo. NEW, Unopened deck sealed in cellophane wrapper. Can't tell too much about them since they ARE sealed.
Box says, plastic coated and Made in USA. They look to be 1970s vintage. I can only asume that the back of each card is the same B&W close-up photo as shown on the box.
[>>Excellent condition except for discoloraton on the cellophane wrapper from a long lost price sticker. NEW @ 30.00] View It
Color Deck has famous photo of Marilyn Monroe poolside with dark blue robe. NEW, Unopened deck sealed in cellophane wrapper. Item #AK 8060 from the U.S. Playing Card Co.
(embossed on back of platic box) - most likely 1970s vintage. The deck of cards comes in a plastic box with a black bottom and clear top. The plastic box in turn comes
in a cardboard sleeve as shown.
[>>Complete package - cards, box and sleeve all in excellent condition. NEW @ 30.00] View It

MARILYN MONROE POSTCARDS
All postcards are NEW, unused.
Brilliant full color 'Lusterchrome' photos of Marilyn in various bikinis. Standard size postcards 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
L-38 - 'A Beautiful Eyeful' - Top View Front View Back
L-39 - 'Thinking Of You' - Middle View Front View Back
L-40 - 'The Charmer' - Bottom View Front View Back
Slightly larger - 4" x 6" color postcards from Art Unlimited in Amsterdam.
Marilyn wading in ocean View Front View Back
Multi Marilyns View Front View Back
Slightly larger - 4" x 6" B&W postcards
Marilyn in gown View Front View Back
Marilyn with Boy Scouts - this is from Italy View Front View Back
Marilyn Christmas card by Olivia de Berardinis (1979) - 5 1/2" x 6 1/2", NEW with envelope View It
Large 5 1/2" x 8/12" birthday card with B&W photo of Marilyn from American Greetings. This has been used - there is an inscription on the interior page. View It
[>>Cards are 5.00 each or take all 9 for 40.00]


MARILYN MONROE STAND-ME-UP
Twelve inch tall figure of Marilyn in a black bathing suit comes with a white envelope for mailing. NEW, never opened, in original plastic bag with cardboard header.
Although hard to see, there is writing on cardboard header that says "To Dad, Love Your Daughter"
[>>NEW @ 25.00]


MARILYN MONROE GIFT WRAPPING PAPER
1992 from Triangle Enterprises. Cellophane package with cardboard header contains 2 sheets of giftwrap, each 20 x 30 inches.
Although New and unopened the cardboard header has torn loose from the cellophane bag on one side
[>>NEW @ 20.00]


~ PLAYBOY PUBLICATIONS ~

PLAYBOY MAGAZINE (See the PLAYBOY back-issues price list for availability.)
12/53 Front cover and centerfold
09/55 "Pink Elephants & Purple Hair"
11/55 "Most Beautiful Woman in The World, The"
01/56 "First 24 Playmates pictorial"
12/60 "Magnificent Marilyn" pictorial
01/64 Pictorial
02/64 "Playmates Revisited" pictorial
11/66 "History of Sex In Cinema, The"
01/67 "History of Sex In Cinema, The"
01/69 "History of Sex In Cinema, The"
01/74 "Twenty Years Of Playboy" pictorial
01/74 "Twenty Years Of Playmates" pictorial
01/79 "Twenty-Five Beautiful Years" pictorial
05/79 "Marilyn Monroe - Her Private Life" article
01/80 "Marilyn Monroe - Forgotten Photos" pictorial
06/80 "Marilyn Mystery Unraveled" pictorial
01/84 "Last Nude Of Monroe" pictorial
01/84 "Thirty Memorable Years" pictorial
01/87 "Early Nudes" pictorial
01/89 "Women Of The Fifties" pictorial
01/94 Copy of V.1 (12/53) Front cover
01/94 "Remember Marilyn" pictorial

Please see the PLAYBOY Special Editions / Flats price list for availability of these:

BEST FROM PLAYBOY (V.4, 01/70)
50 BEAUTIFUL WOMEN (01/89)
FOXIEST FEMALES (01/91)
LEADING LADIES (01/81)
PIN-UP, FROM 1852 TO NOW, THE (01/74)
PLAYMATES - THE FIRST FIFTEEN YEARS (01/83)
NEWSMAKERS (03/85)
NUDES V.1 (10/90)
100 BEAUTIFUL WOMEN (11/88)
YEAR IN SEX REVIEWED- 1988, THE (01/89)

Other miscellaneous PLAYBOY publications:

PLAYBOY - THE PARODY 12/83
SHOW BUSINESS ILLUSTRATED V.1 (09/61)
SHOW BUSINESS ILLUSTRATED V.2 (09/61)
SHOW BUSINESS ILLUSTRATED V.8 (01/62)
SHOW BUSINESS ILLUSTRATED V.10 (02/62)

For a much larger selection of Magazines please visit my other website here.



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